Spring Batch 4.0.0.M5 is now available

We are pleased to announce that Spring Batch 4.0.0.M5 is now available via Github and the Pivotal download repository. This release represents the fifth milestone for the Spring Batch 4.0 release. Many thanks to all that contributed to this release.

What’s new?

This milestone continues the work laid out in the previous 4.0.0 milestones. Specific updates include:

  • Dependency updates
  • FunctionItemProcessor
  • Continued updates to documentation

Dependency updates

As the dependency graph of Spring Boot 2 evolves, we have been updating our dependencies to be in line with them. This round includes updates to pull in the GA release of Spring Framework 5 as well as Spring Data Kay. Spring Integration 5.0.0.M7 was also pulled in for this release.

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Spring Framework 5.0.1 available now

Dear Spring community,

It is my pleasure to announce that Spring Framework 5.0.1 is available now, as the first maintenance release in our Spring Framework 5.0 line.

In addition to addressing various user-reported bugs, we’ve applied minor refactorings to clean up unintended leftovers from the 5.0 GA release, e.g. for the reactive codec configurers.

This release upgrades Reactor to Bismuth SR3, based on Reactor Core 3.1.1, picking up essential fixes in Reactor Netty. Furthermore, AspectJ 1.8.12 brings some welcome performance improvements to Spring AOP’s pointcut expression evaluation at runtime.

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How to test Spring Cloud Stream applications (Part I)

Dear Spring Community!

As an event-driven microservices framework, Spring Cloud Stream dramatically simplifies the complexity while developing event-driven applications. The feature capabilities and its benefits are not the focus of this article (to learn more, please review the Reference Guide), but instead, my goal is to show you what the framework has to offer from the testing standpoint, the tools, and techniques. This article is intended to encourage the community to share feedback on the existing testing infrastructure, so any thoughts, comments, or feature requests are welcome! We strive to adapt to the inputs to provide a better development and testing experience in the future.

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This Week in Spring - October 24th, 2017

Hi Spring fans! Welcome to another installment of This Week in Spring! Can you believe we’re already staring down the end of October 2017? This year has flown by! What a rush! This week I’m home in sunny San Francisco talking to customers and giving talks.

I’ll be speaking “at” the vJUG 24 online conference. The conference lasts 24 hours! There’s a talk every hour, from as many timezones as possible! I hope you’ll join me (and thousands of others) as we look at Reactive Spring at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday.

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